Grade 3 - How Government Helps Our Communities

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Video Storyline: Introduce your students to the 3 branches of government and the roles performed by each. They will also hear about their state and local governments. Lastlly, they will begin to understand that they are citizens with rights and responsibilities.

Video length: 14:03 minutes.

Topics covered in this Video


There are 3 levels of government – local, state, and national


National government has 3 branches


Description of 3 branches


Each state also has 3 branches


Local governments have mayors and councils


People are citizens of all 3 levels


Citizens have rights and responsibilities

Learning Resources with this Video


Quiz (PDF)


Quiz (Online)


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Grade 3 - Businesses At Work

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